The Vision GLK was introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show this week. This is will be Mercedes new small SUV – a little smaller than the ML but with styling more similar to the GL – hence the name. We expect it to be for sale in the US in early 2009 as a 2010 model. Most of the interior and navigation appear to be very similar to those found in the 2008 C-class. The auto show versions were powered by a new to the US market 2.2 Liter BLUETEC clean diesel rated at 168hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Based on the performance of our current ML and GL diesel models I would estimate this setup will get about 30mpg highway.
The GLK showed up on mbusa today for the first time. Their have also been several recent pictures of the GLK from the filming of the new Sex in the City movie where it will be featured.
What do you think? If you would like to be added to my GLK update list just send me an e-mail. We usually get a sample car a few weeks before the real car arrives and the specs should start to filter out soon. I think it will be a great vehicle!